The Viking Insider

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Golden Girls Win Class 6 State Championship

Last April the Golden Girls held tryouts and began the long 10 month journey that is the dance season. That journey ended on Saturday night with the GG's winning the Class 6 State Dance Championship for the second time in the past three years. The GG's earned 1st place performances in both their jazz and hip-hop routines. Those two performances catapulted them atop the team standings and earned them a Class 6 State Championship. The Golden Girls were coming off a strong trip to the UDA Nationals where they earned a 5th place finish for their hip-hop routine. Congratulations to our Golden Girls, coaches and parents for their efforts this season in representing Howell both at the State and National level. It has truly been a great year to be a Golden Girl and a Viking!
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Drumline Finishes First At WGI St. Louis Regional

The competition season is off to a strong start for the Francis Howell Drumline. This past weekend Drumline hosted the WGI St. Louis Regional at FHHS. The Vikings came away with their strongest performance of the year and finished first with a score of 78.750. Congratulations to Drumline on a great showing at the WGI St. Louis Regional!
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Girls Basketball Wins Conference Championship

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball program on earning their third straight conference championship. The Lady Vikings earned a share of the GAC South title by coming from behind late in the fourth quarter to beat Timberland on Friday night. The young Lady Vikings followed up their conference championship win on Saturday afternoon with a 14 point first round district tournament win over Marquette. Congratulations to Coach Harrington and the Lady Vikings and good luck in districts!
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Jazz Band Performs At FHSD Night Of Jazz

Francis Howell students had the opportunity to hear the very talented sounds of the Jazz Band recently at the annual winter activities assembly. The band took their talents on the road last week and participated in the FHSD Night of Jazz. If you missed their great performance we have you covered. You can view their winter activities assembly performances by clicking the links below. Congratulations to Mr. Miller and our Jazz Band for their continued efforts to bring great music to Howell!

Jazz Band Performance 1

Jazz Band Performance 2

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Howell Sweeps All Four Winter Conference Championships

The Vikings finished the clean sweep of all GAC winter sports on Friday night as the girls basketball team came from behind late in the fourth quarter to beat Timberland. The win clinched a share of the conference championship for the Lady Vikings and brought home the final conference championship of the winter. All four Howell winter sports won conference championships this winter. This is the first time in school and conference history that one school has won all four conference championships in the winter season. Congratulations to our boys basketball, girls basketball, girls swim and wrestling programs on winning conference championships. In all, Howell has won 8 of 13 GAC South championships during the 16-17 school year.

Howell Wrestlers Earn Post-Season Honors

The Howell Wrestling program had a successful season both on and off the mat in 2016-17. The Vikings earned their 2nd conference championship in three years and sent eight wrestlers to the state tournament where they earned a 5th place team finish. On Thursday, the GAC and Missouri Wrestling Association announced their post-season honors. Congratulations to the following wrestlers that were recognized by these two organizations on Thursday.

GAC South All-Conference:

Josh Kyle (1st)

Tyler Krieth (2nd)

Tyler McGhee (1st)

Ty Purler (1st)

Antonio Jenkins-Harris (1st)

Dylan Komperda (1st)

Jack Flynn (1st)

Jack Flynn - Wrestler of the Year

Kevin Stroh - Coach of the Year

GAC South Champion - Howell

Missouri Wrestling Association Awards

All-Academic Team:

Dylan Komperda

Tyler Kreith

Tyler McGhee

Class 4 District 2 Wrestler of the Year:

Jack Flynn

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JV Basketball Teams Finish Regular Season

Our JV Boys & Girls Basketball teams finished their seasons on Friday night with wins over the Timberland Wolves. Both programs had successful seasons and saw great development. At Howell, a major emphasis is put on leadership and skill development at the lower levels to prepare student-athletes for the varsity level and beyond. Congratulations to both the girls and boys junior varsity programs on great seasons.

Coach Perkins To Be Inducted Into St. Louis Sports Hall Of Fame

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame announced last week that Howell head baseball coach Tony Perkins will be inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame in September. We will have more information regarding the induction as soon as it becomes available. Congratulations to Coach Perkins on this great honor.
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Howell Spotlight Artist - Kendall Kellerman

As the Viking Insider continues to recognize students across all activities at Howell, we continue one of the great features of the Viking Insider, the "Howell Spotlight Artist." Howell is full of many talented young men and women and we have several very gifted artists that we will highlight over the course of the next several weeks. This week we take a look at the work of Kendall Kellerman and learn more about her theme for her work.

Artist: Kendall Kellerman

Grade: Senior

Favorite Howell Art Class: Painting

Favorite Medium: Paint

Sustained Theme: "Humans vs. Nature"

Favorite Work: Drawing of her dog

Mark Arnold Insurance Makes Donation To Activities Department

The Farmers Insurance Mark Arnold Agency has been a proud supporter of the Howell Activities Department for many years. On Wednesday night they presented Howell with another donation prior to the boys basketball game. Thank you to Farmers Insurance and the Mark Arnold Agency for all they do to make Howell activities great.
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FHHS Environment Science To Host Film Festival

The Francis Howell High School Environmental classes will be hosting a film festival on Human Population on Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm in the Theater. The film festival will feature 1 minute films created by FHHS students. Tickets for this event are available at all lunches and at the door. We look forward to this first year event and hope Viking fans will support this great endeavor.
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Francis Howell High School Activities Department

Tradition Lives Here

225 GAC Championships

147 District Championships

68 Final Four Appearances

25 State Championships